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's in the air, it's in the food, it's in the ocean. the fallout from japan's atomic catastrophe. do we know how far the radiation is spreading? what you need to know. >>> and the best kiss. this one was good. that one wasn't bad but no two hollywood smooches are alike. what was the greatest of all, the results next. >>> good evening, i'm bill weir. missiles and muzzle fire are lighting up the north african sky tonight as america and her allies continue to destroy the defenses of moammar gadhafi. the mission, according to president obama, was to stop the libyan dictate they are slaughtering more of his own people, but getting rid of gadhafi, not our job. for the moment, that task is still in the hands of a ragged group of rebels, and with more american blood and treasure on the line alexander markardt set out to find out. >> reporter: hundreds of cruise missile attacks against military posts. two slamming into a command and control facility in libyan government compounds. earlier this morning at first light, my team and i traveled from the city of tobruk to the city of benghazi. the heart of thi
a economy. of the disaster in japan continues to unfold and the economic effects are being felt here. ford motor co. told its dealers a cannot deliver a specific color paint because the pigment is made in japan and the longer available. this is a week where japan plays a big part in boosting our economy thanks to a 1912 gift of friendship. thiss the week we kickoff cherry blossom festival thanks to those 3000 trees delivered from japan. joining us today elliott ferguson ceo of destination c. we are glad to have him here to discuss the festival and the importance of tourism. we know about the people come to town because we see all the traffic but how many are expecting in town? >> thank you for having me here today, rebecca. we are expecting over 1 million people to come to whington, d.c. in the 2011, similar to what we had last year. for us, it is the beginning of the spring tourism season and it launches the entire mentum of tourism for the city for the rest of the year. >> there was some talk behind closed doors about canceling the festival entirely because of the events in japan. it st
got in japan, power lines restored between all six reactors. but they are not ready to turn on the power just yet. they still need to turn on pumps, motors, and other equipment first. reducing the risk of releasing radioactive steam. it has been 11 days since the biggest earthquake in the history of japan. officials say that the overall number of bodies collected so far stands at 9000. thousands of families are still searching for missing loved ones. >> the sound of cranes and signature -- signals progress. crews lifted debris from the road, residents cleared out homes battered by the tsunami. agents came to collect supplies from offices. this coastal town duwel not come back for years. inside of this evacuation center this woman and her son are not ready to get. she has been searching for her husband. >> he was the only person at home when the tsunami hit. i searched every evacuation center but i still believe that there is a chance he is alive. >> the city has recovered many bodies that have not been identified. the city is putting up these lists of evacuation centers wit
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's address on libya. >> we have a responsibility to act. >> what is really in our water? the fear of japan leads to protest at the white house. alcohol and checkpoints. your safety. why is clint eastwood in town? pictures you won't want to mess. captioned by the national captioning institute >>> a shocking abuse case over teo virginia parents are of trapping three small children in a room naked. abc7 discovers the mother was accused of child neglect years ago. this unfolded in bristow. jay korff is live with the investigation. 2005 theytell us in moore ested christina her sons were found unattended near a busy in the county. now she faces similar charges involving her three charges. >> this is sad. home is surrounded by of items you would expect to see outside a home filled with young children. it is what happened inside that these parents behind bars. >> you don't do that to a child. we are supposed to treat them way. >> authorities alleged this their children inside a bedroom saturday night of dry wall piece to the door. old estate. >> i am glad they did because that k
news out of tokyo, japan. that city of about 7 million people has a new concern about radiation right now. >> and it's flowing out of every tap. new tests on tokyo's water have found it to be two times above the limit for radioactive iodine considered safe for infants. parents are now being told to keep it away from youngsters. but the level of iodine is said to pose no immediate health risk to adults. >> and broccoli was added to the list of vegetables taken from around the nuclear plant. the fda has halted all imports from that region. we'll have more coming up. >>> meanwhile, there is word of evacuation of the workers from the fukushima nuclear plant. that evacuation came amid come black smoke from the reactor. it could still be weeks or months before power lines could power the cooling systems. >>> now, to libya, where moammar gadhafi's closest advisers are said to be plotting his exit strategy. >> but the libyan leader did not seem to be going anywhere, when he showed up on tv for the first time in days. >> emily schmidt has details on the late-night appearance. she is live for u
a economy. of the disasaster in japan continues to unfold and the economic effects are being felt here ford motor co. told its dealers a cannot deliver a specific color paint because the pigment is made in japan and the longer available. this is a week where japan plays a big part in boosting our economy thks to a 1912 gift of friendship. this i is the week we kickoff cherry blossom festival thanks to those 3000 trees delivered from japan. joining usus today elliott ferguson ceo of destination d.c. we are glad to have him he to discuss the festival and the importance of tourism. we know about the people come to town because we see all the traffic but how many are we expecting in totown? >> thank youor having me here today, rebecca. we are expecting or 1 million people to come to washington, d.c. in the 2011, similar to what we had lastear. for us, it is the beginning of the spring tourism season and it launches the entire momomentum of tourism for the city for the rest of the year. >> there was s some talk behind closed doors about canceling the festival entirely because of the events in ja
concerns in japan. 24 hours after we learn the british and from japan had reached the water in maryland and virginia -- we learned that the radiation from japan had reached the water in maryland and virginia, protesters took to the streets. >> with songs and lit candles dozens joined in front of the white house to show support for the people of japan living through the aftermath of an earthquake tsunami and a nuclear crisis. >> tens thousand people have died in japan in the last week's. >> you have a tremendous amount of human suffering as well as environmental destruction when something bad happens at these plants. >> residents say no more fukushima in front of the tokyo power company headquarters. plutonium has been tested for in the soil outside the plant. the japanes>> they should be removed from leadership. a team of top scientists should be put in place within the authority to call of to the japanese military. >> traces of radiation have been found in the marylanders rain water. >> it's not surprising that water vapor would travel. >> washington area residents are asking for the w
are hearing from the family of a virginia teacher killed in the disaster in japan. anderson won was originally from the richmond area. she is the coast north american victim of the march 11 quake and tsunami -- she is the first no known american victim. she was teaching at a city 240 miles north of tokyo. she survived and helped to evacuate her students, but then disappeared when the tsunami struck. >>> about it an hour ago, the owner of japan's crippled nuclear power plant reported more smoke at one of the damaged units. there was a quake this morning and they had connected a power line to all six of the units yesterday. a lot of work still needs to be done before that is turned can. >>> president obama promises closer cooperation with central american nations. he announced a $200 million partnership with all salvador to conmbat a drop-ofug war. >>> the fda's ban imports of some goods from japan because of. british and of >> with that and the latest on japanese car makers, linda bell is joining us at bloomberg headquarters in new york. good morning. >> good morning. radiation concerns trigger
plans to return to japan in april when his school reopens. can you imagine the release of his family? glaxo lucky. production has hit a roadblock. >> and geiger counters, there's a shortage in the u.s. linda bell has more from new york. >> good morning. we have the fallout from u.s.ese problems hitting auto makers. yesterday gm stopped production because ofana plant m japan.shortage fro the automaker is halting production and temporarily workers at its plant in baltimore. the buffalo plant makes chevy gmc vehicles. restart assembly toyota planstall assembly lines in japan until next week. consumers trying to purchase attractounters to from theradiation nuclear power plant in japan. out of thehas sold devices. they can cost up to pick $1,000 little as $200. linda bell reporting. back to you. >> thank you. 4:38 on tuesday morning. 57 degrees outside. >> still ahead, questions and about obama's strategy on libya. big night. was a dancing is back. we will look at the highlights night's premiere of ""dancing with the stars." >> and another check of the tuesday morning commute. you are wat
>>> another earthquake rocked japan. tsunami alert issued. adding to court. trying toccused of teenager into an on-line game. address to the nation, depressant talks to the country about the situation in libya. why it will cost you more to a taxi in d.c. tomorrow. abc 7 news at 11:00 starts now. captioned by the national captioning institute >>> we begin with breaking news. a domino's pizza delivery man s killed tonight. happened in seat pleasant, maryland. police were called to reports a road.s lying in the he was pronounced dead at the hospital. we have a crew on the scene and bring you more details as they become available. >>> we are following jib held in developing news in japan. another earthquake struck japan today. a tsunami warning has been issued but has been cancelled. >> it is an area already distressed. more than 10,000 deaths and more missing. another earthquake has shaken the region. while no one can prepare for hundredsture's wrath, taken to thee protest of pepco's handling the situation. the operators of the nuclear plant issued their seco
festival there will be a lot of emotions in the wake of what is going on in japan after the quake and tsunami. people will have the people of demand on their hearts and minds. 3000 trees were brought here 99 years ago. people will be thinking about what is going on in that country. there will be a lot of support. they will be raising money for the deadpan relief fund. all of that will go to the red cross in japan. -- raising money 40for the japan relief fund. >> there's always beauty and always tragedy going on all over the world at any time. we should be grateful when we have the duty and stick together in tragedy. >> the festival gets underway tomorrow. the 16-day festival will last until april 10. already we are starting to see pink along the tidal basin. brianne carter, abc 7 news. >>> 6:06, 33 degrees outside. >> still ahead a bill to battle child with obesity affected by virginia's governor. >> how young is too young for social networks, what parents need to know. >> the cherry blossom weekend forecast first. it has some sno >>> in a little while the tidal basin will be tran
and rescue team returned some after helping the tragedy in japan. why the crew says his mission was unlike any other. >>> more mistakes at one of the nation's most sacred burial grounds. >>> one of the world's best places to work is here in the nation's capital. >>> showers and storms early this morning. we take a closer >>> breaking news tonight -- police a man was shot on no. high street around 4:30 this afternoon and has died. news choppers 7 was over the scene as police continued the investigation of georgia ave. the man had been transported to hospital with serious injuries. police are not saying who is responsible for the shooting or a possible motive. stay with us for the latest details. >>> the disaster in japan for -- workers are struggling to bring be fukushima nuclear plant under control. a cloud puffed out of one reactor, forcing workers to leave. investigators from the nuclear regulatory commission say power is restored to three crippled reactors, allowing the cooling system to be restarted. the state department is offering potassium iodide to staffers against poss
of the earthquake in japan ford is limiteding production of vehicles in red and in black. the u.s. post office is closing seven district offices. we don't know if they are going to do away with saturday delivery. a study shows menthol cigarette smokers feel plies' addicted. once to the menthol and wants to the tobacco -- they feel twice addicted, especially african americans. that is business news at bloomberg headquarters, linda bell reporting for abc 7 news. back to you. >> thank you. >>> 4:34 on this friday mourned 33 degrees. it is cold. >> and the official start to the cherry blossom festival this weekend and road closures you need to know about. >> congresswoman gabrielle giffords moves forward on her road to recovery. coming up, steps that she has just taken and her plans to attend her husband's space shuttle launch. >> stay with us. blue diamond almonds! more bold flavor! more variety! more value! more of what you want... not what you don't. blue diamond almonds. (play-by-play announcer) it's up and it is... good! more than a snack. >>> welcome back. a construction worker died aft
.s. role in libya. today's speech to the nation comes as libyan rebels go on the offensive. >>> japan rattled by another earthquake as the credibility gap widens in confusing statements about that criminalled nuclear plant. >>> and back here at home the final four bound. virginia commonwealth gets ready for another wild week after another march madness stunner. >>> good morning. we begin with libya where rebel forces are advancing on the capital tripoli this morning. >> and there's an unconfirmed report they've already taken moammar gadhafi's hometown which is a government stronghold, the rebels are benefitting from the air strikes by the international coalition. >> and tonight, president obama tells the american people why the u.s. thread effort. abc's emily schmidt joins us with more. good morning. >> reporter: peggy and rob good morning to you. this is now day ten of the no-fly zone over libya. president obama plans to address the nation tonight about libya. he's expected to say the u.s. acted quickly to void catastrophe. libyan rebels say the actions have made a difference. rebels
, to the grim news from japan, two weeks after the tsunami hit. the number of confirmed dead has passed 10,000. officials suspect that the reactor core at one of the troubled fukushima power plants may have been reached. >> that raises the possibility that more radiation may have been released into the environment. meanwhile, some u.s. marines are now helping in the cleanup efforts in the hard-hit city of sendai. they even had to use bulldozers to shift damaged cars at the airport. >>> and one more note from japan on the pace of the rebuilding there. check out this section of the highway in a photo taken on march 17th. it was ripped apart by the quake as you can see. but let's look at the road just six days later. pretty incredible. >> progress is progress. >>> more money is being raised here at home for victims of the tragedy in japan. hundreds of people walked among the trees last night, ahead of the annual cherry blossom festival. it was a fund-raising vigil for survivors. the cherry blossom tradition began in 1912, with a gift of trees from japan, symbolizing its friendship with the u.
but he is headed back to japan in early april where he says his school plans on having class's. >>> a piece of technology has brought a family back together after spending years apart. on saturday, one family welcomed home there labrador mix at the eastern iowa airport. someone stole her in 2007 when she was a puppy. the family moved from washington state to i love it said they never forgot about their pet. >> i thought for sure we lost her. >> the dog was recently found wandering along a lake in fort lewis washington. a microchip helped her find the owners but there's no way of knowing who stole her. they say they're so happy they halt the -- that the microchip helped to reunite them with their dog. >> that's a good reason to have one put on every pack. >>> let's see what's coming up at 6:00. >> here are some of the stories we're working on -- the u.s. has joined an international coalition to use force against muammar gaddafi. we will tell you what is ahead for this war-torn investigation. the military investigates after gruesome photos resurface involving two am
in japan at the nuclear power plant may be getting worse. officials say highly radioactive iodine is seeping from the facility and contaminated the water is being found farther from the plant now. the crews are pumping out hundreds of tons of radioactive water. the plant's operators are apologizing for overstating radiation levels inside the reactors. >>> 32 years ago today the u.s. suffered its worst nuclear crisis. that was at three mile island nuclear plant in pennsylvania. >> the disaster in japan has renewed fears about whether a nuclear crisis could happen again here. karen has a closer look on what that means for the future of nuclear energy in america. >> the partial meltdown of three mile island had a crippling effect in the u.s. nuclear power program. since then, no new plants have been ordered in the united states. last year president obama announced that would change. his administration has put in $8 billion in federal loan guarantees for america's first new power plants in 30 years. the wake of the disaster in japan, president obama and the clear experts have expresse
of the skies. so what's next for u.s. forces and what will gadhafi do now? >>> radiation in food from japan. >> fukushima fresh vegetables. >> we do our own tests. >>> and an american family after ten days of hope learns their daughter was lost trying to save others. >>> men, women and jobs. which sex is getting 90% of the new jobs and why? >>> and sibling secrets. are you an older or younger sibling? news by which order gives you an edge in health and happiness. >>> good evening, as we come on the air tonight beginning this week together the united states is still in the middle of an international assault on moammar gadhafi's libya. but the battle is moving at breakneck speed. it is called "operation odyssey dawn" and as of tonight the skies are clear. gadhafi's forces have come to a halt though there are still big questions. how soon can the u.s. hand over the lead to other countries? who are these libyan rebels and are we even on the same side? and what is next? will gadhafi fold or could this go on for years? we have team coverage from washington to libya beginning with martha raddatz o
. the cia and white house are not commenting. >>> the latest on the disaster in japan. the setbacks for the nuclear power plant continue to mount today. radiation levels have spiked. is revealed today that the president of the electric plant have been checked into a hospital. >> today the company provided details wall radiation levels near the plant were off the chart wednesday. >> the water's gushing from the nuclear plant signal major trouble wednesday. radioactive iodine breeds near the reactors were more than 3300 times the legal limit. the highest measurement since the natural disasters rock the power plant 2.5 weeks ago. cries of protest were allowed outside the tokyo electric power company that operates the plant. the president has not been seen since two days after the earthquake in tsunami. finally an explanation. the company says he is suffering from disease spells, fatigue, and high blood pressure. -- from dizzy spells, the teacup and high blood pressure. -- fatigue and high blood pressure. >> tepco acknowledged that will have no other option than to scrap all
secretion in japan. they have found contaminated water leaking from the took a shame that nuclear complex. -- from the fukushima nuclear complex. it is 1000 times above the normal level. contamination is now linked to damaged fuel rods that may be partially melting down. >>> tonight we learned the effects of the nuclear disaster in japan have had in effect on us in the d.c. area. >> have begun to test for radiation in the air and water. caroline lyders has more. >> it has made its way from the fukushima dai-ichi plant to maryland where samples of air water and rain downed radioactive iodine. >> we've detected a very, very small amount of radioactive material in the air. >> over the weekend, the maryland department of the environment called for samples of water from prince george's and montgomery county. >> saturday afternoon they notified us and came out to get the samples from the potomac. >> both showed no detectable radioactive iodine. maryland health officials say the levels found in the air and rain water were far less than a single chest x-ray and no threat to the public. >> it is m
. jay korff, abc 7 news. >>> let's get the latest on the disaster in japan. abc 7 news has learned the u.s. military is sending a maryland- based marine unit to japan in response to the nuclear crisis. the team is based at the indian head nucleate -- surface warfare center and is expected to arrive on friday. they're trained in personal decontamination. they will remain on standby in areas close to the fukushima plant. >>> a memorial service has been planned for the teacher who died in the earthquake and tsunami in japan. taylor &'s family will hold a service in her memory this saturday -- taylor and%'s family will hold a service in her memory this saturday. . death is the first reported american fatality in the disaster. >>> maryland lawmakers are one step closer to cracking down on the reliability of energy companies, approving an amendment or energy providers could be punished and does not list per day to a percentage of the revenue if they do not meet standards. supporters say the standards are needed every slew of whether related power outages in montgomery county and prince george'
appearance in a week. >>> now onto japan and some major developments this morning. there are new concerns about radiation in tokyo. >> that's after some new test results there on tap water. abc's akiko fujita is live for us in northern japan. hi, akiko. >> reporter: good morning to you. the news out of japan has not been all too promising on the nuclear front today. we've just learned from tokyo water bureau officials that they have found levels of radioactive iodine in some city tap water. and those measured two times the recommended limit for infants. officials say the water is not an immediate health risk to adults but they have asked parents to stop giving their babies tap water. now, that adds to the list of products that have been effected by radiation leaks. vegetables, including broccoli and spinach, raw milk, even sea water have all been tainted. this came on a day when a spike in radiation levels forced workers to pull out of reactor number two at fukushima daiichi nuclear plant. they have been working to restore there -- restore the power there and stabilize the plant. the setb
of japan in all our minds, top scientists issued a report saying we're in the ready. 39 of 50 states sit in the zones. the dark red are the riskiest. we decided to look at tennessee. steve osunsami is there tonight. >> reporter: the last time this fault jolted was in 1976. you could feel it hundreds of miles away. scientists say this area is overdue for a much bigger one. and that everyone should be ready. experts said the japanese are proof you can never be too prepared for earthquakes. they were the most ready in the worlds. sky scrapers built on springs. it was still devastating. today, scientists in the u.s. say we're unprepared. >> a number of cities are at risk. boston, new york city, charlesson. >> reporter: it's not just california. the most dangerous zone is in the middle of the country. the last big one here was in 1895. and when, not if, when it happens, millions will be left homeless. >> it's a hard, cold slap slab that allows the energy to travel. in california, energy dissipates quicker. >> reporter: jerry is a geologist in memphis. he shows us cities that would not make it
, leaking pipes. as the crisis in japan raises serious concerns, what is the safety record of the reactors here in the united states? we have the details. >>> tea party superstar. he's 39 years old and the hottest newcomer on capitol hill. but senator marco rubio's kept a low profile, until now. tonight, his first national tv interview since being elected. so, is he running for president? >>> and, surfer girl. bettany hamilton was just 13 when a shark attack captured headlines and changed her life forever. she's riding high once again, and we've got the incredible story of her long fight to get back in the water. >> announcer: from the global e resources of abc news, with terry moran, cynthia mcfadden and bill weir in new york city, this is "nightline," march 29th, 2011. >> good evening. we're going to begin with the revelation of a record of safety violations at america's nuclear plants. the united states is home to 104 reactors across 31 states. some of them located on fault lines. but nuclear regulatory commission safety records show more than 50 safety violations at u.s. nuclear plant
of nuclear catastrophe, a city evacuates, but some are held back by destiny, or duty. we're in japan with the incredible story of what it's like to be stranded in a nuclear ghost town. >> announcer: from the global resources of abc news, with terry moran, cynthia mcfadden and bill weir in new york city, this is "nightline," march 24th, 2011. >> good evening, i'm bill weir. there are indications there could be more huge and potentially bloody uprising in yemen and syria tomorrow, but as for the current revolution in libya, tonight brought news that the u.s. will hand over command to nato to enforce that no-fly sewn. but questions remain. what is the american role going forward. with gadhafi's air force now sm smoldering, what do we do now? martha rad dad went looking for answers with an exclusive interview for tonight's "target libya" report. >> reporter: the man asleep here, miles above the mediterranean sea, is general carter ham. he, and most of his staff, passed out upright, somewhere off the libyan coast. we're in an osprey, the marine corps craft that's part helicopter, part air
coming up on abc 7 news at 5:00. >>> turning to japan radiation fears are creating a shortage of milk, toilet paper rice, and water. store shelves are bare one day after health officials warned that iodine levels in the tap water measured more than twice the amount that was safe for babies. the city says the levels have gone back down. the governor of tokyo drank a glass of water in one gulp and said the water tasted good. >>> anti-aircraft fire lights the sky over libya once again. a gaddafi compound has been hit today. u.s. plans to hand over control of the military operation to nato as soon as this weekend. >> for the first time, moammar khaddafi tested no flies on sending a government pilot on a suicide mission. it did not take long for the answer the libyan jet was shot down, french -- by french fighters. that is one reason the french are popular in benghazi. in tripoli the mood of gaddafi supporters remained defiant. >> we are not afraid from anybody. this country is nothing. >> state television broadcast these pictures reporting to show a hospital treating civilian victims of o
at the national building museum. in attendance was the ambassador from japan and mayor vincent gray. despite the cooler temperatures, thousands flocked to the tidal basin. mike, how is it part? >> the sunshine today certainly help visitors stay warm, along with their coats and the players. with snow in the forecast tomorrow, it seems this is the call before the storm. >> it is so pretty, portis. >> thousands were drawn to the tidal basin. >> i think they are beautiful. >> the cooler weather caught a few visitors off guard. >> we were hoping that it was warmer. >> some decided to stay indoors. at the national building museum, the family day event featured arts and crafts, a celebration of japan, spring, and cherry blossoms. >> i like them because they are pink and that is my favorite color. >> children also left special messages at the japanese embassy. for every paper crane folded, $2 will be donated to disaster relief. >> it is good to know they will get money to repair the damage. >> this woman about to fold 100 cranes. >> anything we could do to help is phenomenal. >> some japanese groups
>>> tonight on "world news," the truth about american milk. a trace of radiation from japan turning up in the u.s. milk supply. exactly how much? is it completely safe? we take you inside the laboratory to see for yourself. >>> tornado fury. violent twisters tossing everything in their path, even striking the space center in florida. >>> mega-wow. seven overjoyed coworkers claim that $319 million prize. and we find one of the colleagues who opted out of the ticket that day. what did he say to us? >>> and, coming home. the marine who watched the birth of his first child from the battlefield with us finally gets to hold her tiny hand, right here, tonight. >>> good evening. we begin with america's milk, and that radiation from japan. all day, we have heard the reassurances that the radiation now being found in some of the u.s. milk supply is minimal and poses no risk. so, we spent this day answering some serious questions. since the radiation in some form has been found in 20 states, exactly how much has been linked to the milk and how the are experts sure that it is safe? abc's abbie
. >> thank you. >>> we begin with new details from the disaster in japan. authorities have once again increased the death toll. the natural disasters or likely killed 18,000 people. at least 9400 people are confirmed dead. thousands are still missing. rising smoke this morning prompted a new evacuation of workers trying to stabilize japan's kubota nuclear plant. >>> our top story the double murders have shocked america county community. police are searching for possible connection. >> two men were attacked within blocks of each other, adjusted is a part. family members and witnesses are speaking. brianne carter is live in olney with the latest on the investigation. good morning. >> good morning. residents in this community are baffled and fearful after all this has happened just blocks away from one another and in less than a week. on monday punyasara gedara was shot to death as he was walking home from his job. the first job that he has had in the u.s. since moving here from sri lanka six months ago. this comes just days after 81- year-old nazir ahmed was found dead in his home. the
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a press conference with japan's nuclear industrial safety agency. this is clearly troubling news because this raises the possibility that radiation from the reactor which combines uranium and plutonium, could be released. this all comes on a day when work resumed at fukushima daiichi plant just 24 hours after three workers suffered from radiation burns while attempting to replace a cable at one of the reactors. two remain in the hospital. the injuries halt halted work at the plant yesterday but crews are back out at the plant, trying to cool the reactors. the death toll continues to rise from the quake and tsunami. we learned today from the japanese national police agency that more than 10,000 are now confirmed dead. more than 17,000 still missing. it has been two weeks since the quake hit and hope for any survivors is fading with every day. on the economic front, there is more fallout from the disasters in northeast japan. nissan is considering moving some of their production lines from japan to the u.s. they are the latest carmaker to announce changes to the production as a result of t
gunfire from ground forces loyal to the government. >>> meanwhile, now more radiation from japan has been detected right here in the u.s. this time it's very low levels of radiation found in milk in washington state. >> hard to believe. but the levels are way too low to cause concern, from what we're hearing. in japan itself, progress at that crippled nuclear plant is hard to come by. t.j. winick has the latest. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, rob and peggy. if you're having a hard time figuring out how the recovery operation is going in japan at that nuclear power plant, you're not alone. day after day, heart break in japan's tsunami-ravaged northeast. this week yet another mass burial. this no denying the scope of this country's tredy. but at the fukushima daiichi nuclear power plant, the threat appears to change day to day. even hour to hour. >> workers can only go in for 30 minutes, getting a fuel year's dose of radiation. this is really bad. >> reporter: that assessment was just one week ago. we were told plant workers were essentially engaged in a suicide mission. one writi
regime. >> also japan's nuclear crisis got even shakier this morning when the country was hit by yet another serious quake. also new reports of damaged fuel rods at the fukushima nuclear plant. we'll have the latest. >> and we'll lighten the mood later this half hour. march madness is not really madness to one talented teen out there. i'll introduce to you a guy who keeps tabs on college basketball like nobody else. you won't believe how much he's done at such a young age. >> you're in first place with the competition. >> not bragging yet. >>> first let's get down to the headlines. there are reports rebels have taken moammar gadhafi's hometown of sirte. >> that would be a big victory for the reb. s. they were aided by international air strikes overnight. >> continued u.s. involvement in the operation may be a tough sell. so the administration is now taking its case directly to the people today. abc's david kerley reports. >> do you think libya posed an actual or imminent threat to the united states? >> no, no. it was not a vital national interest to the united states but it was an in
. you'll find breaking developments any time on >>> and now to japan where efforts to cool that crippled nuclear facility are under way. >> that is amid fears about food contaminated by radioactivity and a death toll from the whole catastrophe that continues to rise. >> we go to abc's akiko fujita live in kamaishi, japan. >> reporter: good morning. we just learned power has been restored to reactors number three, four and five. and it is just the news japanese officials have been waiting for. that's key because that power will eventually get everything running in a way that cools down the reactors and adds cooling water to spent fuels that are leaking radiation. now, they've also been working on the replacement pumps. if that starts working, enough sea water is pumped into reactors and spent pool fuels, officials believe they could stabilize the plant. meaning, bring the temperatures back to a safe cooling place. they are expected to resume water-spraying operations later today as well. now, traces of radiation found in vegetables and water remain a concern and shipments of
there with the villagers who raced to rescue them. >>> radiation and america. how safe are the products leaving japan and heading here? dr. richard besser, on the airport tarmac running the tests. >>> and, royal ride. secrets revealed of william and kate's procession. a prince following in the same path as his mother, princess diana. >>> good evening from washington, where we are just come back from an exclusive interview with secretary of state hillary clinton about the u.s. intervention in libya, how we got involved and how it will end. but we bring you a headline tonight. are there signs that colonel moammar gadhafi and those close to him may be trying to find an exit, even though gadhafi appeared on television, promising to win? also, as abc news has reported on "good morning america," libyan dip low malts say at least one of gadhafi's sons may now have been killed by a libyan pilot on a kamikaze mission so, here is what secretary clinton told us today about gadhafi and the report about his sons. there's a report that two of gadhafi's sons, at least one, but maybe two, have been killed. can you c
beard. police also released this photo of the suspect's car. >>> in japan several nuclear plant workers are being treated tonight for radiation poisoning. three men developed lesions on their legs after they stepped into radioactive water while putting out -- of putting down electric cables and one of the reactors. the governor of tokyo a list did -- listed restrictions on tap water. the water is said to be unsafe for babies. the governor drank a big glass of water. a couple of days away from the start of the national cherry blossom as vegetable and the emotion -- cherry blossom festival is starting and preparations are underway to make this year's festival spectacular and send help to japan. let's go live to the tidal basin where we are getting beautiful previews of the lambs. >> the national park service has shortened the the best blue window from six days to four days, next tuesday through friday. there will still be plenty to experience. the tone of will be one of support and remembrance for what those who gave us all these beautiful trees are enduring. the trees ar
never made it home. we have reaction from her friends. >> she had a lifelong love of japan and had been studying the language since middle school. she moved after graduating from college. she is the first confirmed death of an american. taylor anderson had been teaching english in japan for three years when a monster earthquake hit. she survived the shaking and stayed at the elementary school where she worked, reuniting parents with children. anderson was last seen riding her bike home moments before the tsunami tore through the community. >> when she walked into the roo om, she made everyone smile. >> in a statement the andersons asked for privacy saying we would like to thank all who support has carried us through. please continue to pray for the people of japan. anderson is a randolph makin t graduategraduate. her mother says anderson developed a love for the students she taught in the japanese people. she was scheduled to return home to virginia in august. a 22-year-old california man is dead after being pulled out to sea from a swell. his body has not been recovered. >> next, a mar
's something many californians are doing on their own. >> what happened in japan, our earthquake supplies have been selling out. it's hard to keep it on the shelf. >> there are over 12 million people in l.a. if something major were to happen like happened in japan, we'd be kind of out of luck, i think. >> reporter: we visited an earthquake simulator to learn how to survive a 6.2 magnitude quake. clearly they didn't warn me before they turned it on. oh my god. that was so strong. >> yeah. >> reporter: and i didn't know what to do. >> exactly. >> reporter: what is the right thing? twl we >> what i tried to do, to push you underneath there. >> reporter: there are a lot of things you can do before the ground starts shaking. you can secure electronics and furniture. the biggest sellers are the kits, with essentials like food and water. these pacts stay fresh for five years. just drink two of these and eat these two and that would be enough for a whole day. >> doesn't look like much. >> well, it isn't, but you don't want to be carrying your entire kitchen with you. >> reporter: also inside, a blanke
, in a reactor core, as japan faces a true nuclear catastrophe. will parts of japan now be lost for generations? >>> in this country, superbug. growing concern this morning over a brand-new drug-resistant bacteria taking hold in california hospitals. is it on the move? dr. besser is standing by right here this morning. >>> crowning glory. this beauty queen wins her crown back in a highly-publicized trial, after losing it because she was accused of being too fat. told to lay off the tacos. she's here live. >>> and going gaga this morning for polar cubs. two, new polar bears take the world stage. they're already capturing the world's heart. >>> good morning, again, everyone. thanks for spending the week with us. it's been good having david muir here with us. we're going to get to japan in a moment. >> so much news this morning. >>> we're also tracking a story we broke at abc news. an air traffic controller sleeping on the job at a major airport, while two planes were landing. this morning, we learn how many airports rely on just one person to guide your plane in. >>> and did you hear this? elizab
exposed to a dangerously high levels of radiation in japan and were sent to the hospital for treatment. parents in tokyo stocking up on bottled water. tap water is contaminated with radiation. the radiation is about twice what is safe. >>> a man with an instrumental illness was arrested and charged with killing two people in olney. 35-year-old jerome goodlett is accused of killing an 81-year- old and a 41-year-old. goodlett was on conditional release after he was found not criminally responsible for crime in 2008. >> he was supposed to be monitored and slipped through the cracks. the result is hideous. >> the agency responsible for monitoring him says it will review the case. investigators don't know what led to the shootings. >>> an autopsy will be conducted today on a body found inside a woodbrige dumpster. human remains were found inside the dumpster after a fire was reported. when firefighters put out the flames they found the body. they spent the night camping the area for information and handed out fliers. investigators cannot tell if the victim is a man or woman. >>> a private f
tonight. the timing of that in just a couple of minutes. >>> new radiation fears in japan tonight. people in tokyo are being told not to give top water to infants. -- not to give tap water to infants. rebecca cooper joins us with the latest in the disaster and that region. >> another day with dangerous multiple crises unfolding. today tokyo faces new worries. the water there now are radiation levels that could lead to thyroid cancer it consumed by infants. >> japanese officials are urging calm. in already most tokyo stores are sold out. >> i will probably put aside some water now, now that the radiation will mokes likely been increasing. -- most likely increasing. >> today these pictures are providing a new look inside that damage nuclear plant. today black smoke is billowing out of reactor no. 3. this well the temperature rises to dangerous levels. once again workers had to be evacuated from parts of the plants experiencing settingsudden spikes and radiation. in the meantime, fda officials say no milk, vegetables, or fruits from the affected areas of japan will be a
. >>> the nuclear crisis in japan is greeting big concerns about the food supply. officials are testing soil to see if spring farming can begin. so far 99 tested to products have turned up with some of radioactivity. here in the u.s., trace amounts of radiation have turned up in milk samples. the fda says those levels do not represent a public health threat. >>> the u.s. military is sending a marine unit to japan in response to the nuclear crisis. they are expected to arrive on friday. the unit is trained in personal the contamination and will remain on standby near the nuclear plant. the pentagon stresses the crew is only being sent as a precaution. >>> the end is in sight, the message today from virginia's department of transportation to drivers stuck in malls of backup and roadblocks nearly every day. some good news for commuters. >> that is right. the dog released its update today. -- vdot released its update today. this year, it projects will start to bear fruit. >> a lot of crazy people who do not know how to drive. >> vdot says the legendary traffic may start to fizzle away. vdot announced b
the biggest earthquake in japan's history struck and thousands are homeless and wondering if they will ever be able to return to their villages. >> scientists have been called to remap the disaster zone. >> on the campus of george mason university two professors have been chosen to gather and analyze data and information. their work shows coastal towns swallowed up by the tsunami and how that will shape the nation and how they will recover. >> they are the before and after pictures of catastrophe. a professor is using a high- resolution images to create the image of the coastline prior to the earthquake and tsunami and after. >> this is no longer existing in the bottom image. >> they have been working around the clock since getting the call from the japanese government to help them in determining what was lost in the disasters. >> it is possible to determine what are the regions that require most immediate attention. >> what was once earth is no ocean. >> the this is completely disappeared. >> what land where myremains is ruined by the salt water. >> in the future, we cannot grow any crops.
, officers shot. >>> today in japan, a major setback as the country fights to stabilize their nuclear power plant. the prime minister is now calling the situation very grave and serious. a possible leak in the reactor's core could mean more contamination. all work at that plant has stopped today. radiation is turning up in raw milk seawater and vegetables. >>> there is a turning point in libya today. the u.s. has turned command-and- control to nato. the nato is in charge, not all of the enforcers are nato members. >> the united arab emirates announced they are joining the coalition and sending planes to help protect libyan civilians and enforce the no-fly zone. arab leadership and participation is crucial. >> today, france said that libya's air space is under control, but muammar gaddafi continues heading east. nato says it will take over full operational command on sunday evening. coming up, from blizzards to mudslides, the latest spring a theory out west. -- fury out west. >> metro plans to add cameras to all entrances and exits. we have the details coming up. >> what does winter have in
the crippled nuclear power plant in japan. three workers were drenched with radioactive water despite wearing waterproof suits. the seawater is thousands of times higher than normal. >>> with housing still weighing on the economic turnaround, a program to help troubled homers is getting killed on capitol hill. -- troubled homeowners. >> linda bell has more. >> the house of representatives voted to end another housing program backed by the obama administration. this one is the home affordable modification program, designed to help homeowners avoid foreclosure by paying banks and mortgage servicers to modify monthly payments. although it permanently modified more than half a million mortgages, it was still seen as a failure. it could not keep up with the massive number of foreclosure filings. the measure must still pass through the senate. according to the mortgage bankers association, better and boris appear to be a high-risk group in terms of falling behind on their mortgages. they still have the lowest foreclosure rates among all types of mortgages. people are working on the legal settlement
's part of your business news coming up. >>> and the latest on the nuclear crisis in japan. anger, now growing over how those in charge are dealing with the ongoing disaster. >>> and welcome back, everybody. time, now, for a check of market activities starting overseas. tokyo's nikkei average slipped 0.2% today. hong kong's hang seng is essentially unchanged. and in london, the ftse opened higher. on wall street, the dow dropped nearly 23 points yesterday. meanwhile, the nasdaq fell 12 points. >>> well, another week, another increase in gas prices. the seventh-straight increase. the national average rose to $3.60 per gallon in the last week. that's up 3 cents from last week and 80 cents from a year ago. prices are at their highest level since september 2008. this, in part because of the turmoil in the middle east and also the japan earthquake. >>> and that disaster in japan is also limiting your options if you're in the market for a new car. many buyers will have limited color choices for at least a month. that's because of plant damaged by the quake is the only source of a shine nay p
gaddafi. >>> now to the disaster in japan. radiation from a crippled nuclear power plant may be spreading. the u.n. nuclear agency says high levels of radiation were found in a village 25 miles from that facility. that is outside the 19-mile evacuation zone. most of the village residents left, but nearly 100 people stayed behind. >>> d.c. councilman marion barry is driving around in an onregistered vehicle. its license plates has been inactive since last september. -- an unregistered vehicle. he says that he's working to correct the problem and that the tags are from his old car. >>> baseball is back in the district. the washington nationals will begin the season this afternoon with a home game against the atlanta braves. >> fans will need to bundle up and budget plenty of time to arrive before the opening pitch. brianne carter has a preview. >> good morning. there is a little bit of a drizzle this morning. fans are hoping it will stay that way to allow the remainder of the day. first pitch at 1:05 this afternoon. there's a lot of fan excitement building about this team and about the clea
. pamela brown reporting, abc 7 news. >>> 5:06, 44 degrees. >> still to come, fears in japan as scientists test tap water for signs of radiation. >> all across the country on storm watch as a massive system triggers rain, wind, snow, and tornadoes. first, lisa baden has another check of the wednesday morning 3q traffic on your carpet really ads up when you just vacuum. with esolve high traffic foam your carpets get truly clean. it removes three times more dirt than vacuuming alone and neutralizes odors for clean and fresh carpets. resolve high traffic foam. don't just vacuum clean, resolve clean. >>> good morning. 5:10. time for a check on traffic and weather. >> let's begin with steve rudin. it's a rainy forecast. there's been an active weather system all over the country. >> after this system moves through, temperatures will feel more like delayed winter rather than early spring. it will not last long. look at the rain totals already. a quarter of an inch of rain in sabillasville and a touch of rain in germantown. showers are moving toward the east. that is good news, but you'll
. >> unbelievable video. >>> we do begin with the nuclear cris in japan, entering its third week. and an apology this morning from officials at the japanese power company to the three workers who suffered severe radiation burns. plus, there's new reports this morning in a major setback in the effort to contain the crisis. our neal karlinsky has the very latest from tokyo. neal? >> reporter: bianna, things are not exactly going well out here. but there is one bit of good news this morning. one of the reactors, reactor number one, is now stabilizing. the problem is with the other reactors. especially reactor number three. a lot of problems there. in fact, an unnamed source telling "the new york times" for the first time, that a large crack is visible, running down that reactor. and as the source points out, the problem with cracks is, they don't get smaller. today with one reactor suffering a possibly core breach and workers suffering severe radiation burns after water seeped over their boots. an official at the reactor overseeing the catastrophe apologized. if we had given them the heads-up thoro
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